Flavors of Standalone Multichain Architecture
Overview Scalability has long been a widely discussed topic in the space, with conversations around monolithic vs. modular blockchains and horizontal vs. vertical scaling having...
May 23 2022 _ 21 min read
Scaling Smart Contract Security: Why We Invested in Certora
Smart contracts are one of the primary drivers of innovation in the crypto ecosystem. These self-executing instruments act as building blocks for trustless, interconnected applicat...
May 17 2022 _ 3 min read
New Markets, Efficient Markets
The market for new tokens looks surprisingly efficient, in that returns (against Bitcoin) are neither systematic nor predictable.
Apr 27 2022 _ 13 min read
SLOB: Searcher Limit Order Book
tl;dr: we explore a theoretical Ethereum CLOB DEX protocol that leverages Flashbots to enable traders to place orders that live off-chain and pay no gas fees unless the order trade...
Apr 20 2022 _ 8 min read
A Foray Into Blockchain Scalability
Introduction In the last article, we developed a framework for analyzing L1s. We pointed out briefly that the motivation behind many of these novel L1s has largely been centered ar...
Mar 31 2022 _ 15 min read
A Framework for Analyzing L1s
Introduction In the previous article, we went over a few components of blockchain infrastructure related to layer-1s (L1s). Let's take a closer examination of these L1s. Here, we d...
Mar 30 2022 _ 9 min read
Peeking Under the Hood: Key Pillars of Crypto Infrastructure
Introduction With the rapid emergence of cross-chain bridges, new testing frameworks, and other crypto protocols, effectively mapping out blockchain infrastructure remains a key ch...
Mar 28 2022 _ 10 min read
Yield Farming for Serious People
Seen through a conceptual lens, yield farmers passively provide five forms of value: operating the network, lending to traders, providing liquidity, governing protocols, and raisin...
Mar 10 2022 _ 15 min read
Solidly Emissions, a Deep Dive
We believe public expectations are consistent with the SOLID emissions rate gradually decreasing over ~3 years, but the minter code and historical weekly rebases indicate a much fa...
Mar 04 2022 _ 5 min read
Square Root Voting
Square root voting in crypto balances efficient and inclusive governance, and protects the rights of minority tokenholders.
Jan 28 2022 _ 23 min read
The information on this website and on the Brick by Brick podcast or Ship Show Twitter spaces is provided for informational, educational, and entertainment purposes only. This information is not intended to be and does not constitute financial advice, investment advice, trading advice, or any other type of advice. You should not make any decision – financial, investment, trading or otherwise – based on any of the information presented here without undertaking your own due diligence and consulting with a financial adviser. Trading, including that of digital assets or cryptocurrency, has potential rewards as well as potential risks involved. Trading may not be suitable for all individuals. Recordings of podcast episodes or Twitter spaces events may be used in the future.